How to Get Top Dollar for Your Home this Summer
After 20 years in business and over 12,000 clients served, we understand what matters most when selling your home: a quick sale and maximum profit. Summer is the best time of year to sell your home at the highest price, according to the National Association of Realtors. To help ensure you get top dollar for your home this summer, we’ve combined our favorite tried-and-true tips.
Find the Right Realtor and Receive Top Dollar
First things first: surround yourself with the right people. It’s vital to find a Realtor that understands your home selling goals and appreciates your wants and needs. A great agent will help ensure to price your home effectively and work to get you the best possible offer on your home. A good place to start when looking for a Realtor is to research their online reviews. An easy and efficient way to check is to look on Zillow or Facebook. In addition, make sure that your Realtor is licensed and in good standing! Look for someone enthusiastic, trustworthy, knowledgeable and determined to help sell your home.
Price It Right to Get Top Dollar For Your Home
Do your homework and work with a knowledgeable Realtor to find an appropriate price to list your home. The first few days when a home is listed is when it reaches the highest number of potential buyers. If your home is not listed at a strategic and competitive price from the start, you greatly reduce the chance of selling your home quickly and for the most amount of money.
Overpricing your home is an easy way to lose the interest of potential buyers. On average, after two months on the market, homes sell for 5% less than the original listing price. It is much better to start with a strategic price in the beginning to avoid reducing multiple times and leave your home on market for an extended period of time. When it comes to getting top dollar, price it right from the beginning.
Sell Your House, Not Your Home
Potential home buyers want to be able to imagine themselves in a new home of their own. This can be difficult if your house is filled with personal items like family pictures and your children’s artwork is displayed on the fridge. Take a weekend to declutter your home. Organize closets and storage spaces and get rid of trinkets on dressers and mantles. Excess clutter and items around the house can distract potential buyers from focusing on the different attributes of your home.
Decluttering and packing up those beloved memories early will help give you a jumpstart on the moving process as well. Potential buyers will be much more interested in your house when they are able to see themselves living there. The more interested a potential buyer is, the more likely it is that they will want to make an offer quickly and for top dollar.
Up Your Curb Appeal
First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to selling your home. Make sure that your landscaping is in great condition. Devote specific time to mow the lawn and pull stray weeds out of the yard. Consider adding extra color by planting flowers and placing greenery around your yard, especially in areas near the front steps of your house.
If you really want to go the extra mile, use some touch up paint to fix those imperfections in your fence or gate towards the front of your yard. Touch up your porch to add to the overall appeal of the front of your home. The exterior of your home is the first point where potential home buyers first judge what your home is worth. An attractive and inviting exterior will help potential buyers see your home at its highest value. When it comes to getting top dollar, these small changes can really make a big impact.
If you’re thinking about selling your home, and selling it for top dollar, Mark Spain Real Estate is here to help. Contact us today!
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